Hit for six by his new role

Bruce Dixon, president of WLCC
Bruce Dixon, president of WLCC

West Lothian County Cricket Club president Bruce Dixon is set to take on one of the leading roles in Scottish cricket.

In March Bruce was appointed president-elect of Cricket Scotland and will take over the top role in March 2016.

It’s a real feather in the cap for Bruce who has been devoted to the sport for almost 60 years and who has an impressive CV in the administrative side of the game as well as having been a director and chairman of West Lothian Leisure.

‘‘I have been involved in cricket in Scotland for well over 50 years having started my cricket career at Leith Franklin CC in 1957 playing there until 1965,’’ said Bruce.

He went on to play for George Heriot’s School 1st XI, Grange CC and Carlton CC. It was while with Carlton, Bruce first became involved in the admin. He moved to Linlithgow in 1976 and has been a member of the County Cricket side ever since, playing until 2009.

Since retiring from playing, he has been umpiring East League matches and under-age representative games.

In 2008, he was elected to the committee of the East of Scotland Cricket Association, was president from 2009 to 2012 and competitions sub-committee convener from 2008 to 2014.

He has a degree in civil 
engineering and is a 
chartered civil/structural engineer. From 2004 to 2011, he was a director of West Lothian Leisure, the charitable trust responsible for delivering sport and leisure in West Lothian and Chairman from 2005 until 2011.

Having been involved in efforts to restructure club cricket, he believes a settled, long-term league structure is required which also addresses the need for clubs to develop young players.

‘‘I am delighted to be elected and grateful to the clubs who voted for me. It is a great honour for West Lothian County Cricket Club, my family and myself,’’ added Bruce.